Sequel to the dethronement of her father, the Wazirin Bauchi Alh. Muhammadu Bello Kirfi, the Bauchi State Commissioner for Cooperatives and SMEs Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Bello Kirfi, on Wednesday has resigned her appointment with immediate effect.
The Senior Special Assistant to Bauchi State Governor on Local Government Affairs, Harsanu Yunusa Guyaba has similarly resigned his appointment.
Wazirin Bauchi was removed barely 24 hours ago by the Bauchi Emirate Council over allegation of disloyalty and disrespecting the state governor, Bala Mohammed.
The statement removing the traditional ruler by Bauchi Emirate Council reads:
I am directed to refer to a letter received from the Ministry of Local Government Affairs of reference No: MLG/LG/S/72/T dated 30th December, 2022.
The content of the said letter indicated your disloyalty and disrespect to the Executive Governor of the State and the government. It therefore directed for your removal with immediate effect.
In view of the above, you are hereby removed from office as Wazirin Bauch and also as a Council Member of Bauchi Emirate.
I wish you the best in all your future endeavors.
A revered elder statesman, Octogenarian was reportedly instrumental in dislodging immediate past Governor Mohammed Abubakar from Government House, Bauchi from getting a second tenure as he lost the 2019 governorship election to the incumbent governor.90yr-old Wazirin Bauchi, Bello Kirfi dethroned, daughter resigns as Commissioner
He allied with former Speaker Yakubu Dogara, incumbent Governor Bala Mohammed and some political heavyweights to work against his second-term tenure bid.
An insider who pleaded anonymity said Kirfi, an ally of Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP allegedly had a clandestine meeting with some stakeholders of the party from the 20 local governments of the state on the forthcoming general election.
Kirfi was alleged to have told those at the meeting to vote for Atiku for President and the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar, retired for governor.
He served as Minister of State Foreign Affairs under President Shehu Shagari and also Minister of Special Duties during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In a two paragraph resignation letter, dated 4th January, the commissioner for Cooperatives, Hajia Sa’adatu Bello Kirfi, a daughter of the dethroned Wazirin Bauchi, appreciated the governor for giving her opportunity to serve the state under his administration.